International breast milk attitude towards breastfeeding mothers: We believe that breast milk is the best food for babies. Like the World Health Organization and the US Department of Health, we encourage mothers to breastfeed their children to 2 years of age. If you can’t stay until 2 years old for various reasons, it is good to feed 1 year old. If you can’t do this, feeding months is also a good effort. If you can’t do it for a few months, then even if you only feed for a few days, your child will eat the most precious colostrum, which is much stronger than eating nothing.
Q: In the first two days after my child was born, my milk was not completely down. There were only a few, should I give it to my child?
A: This is a little bit, just more precious than gold, “colostrum” (colostrum), which has very low fat and carbohydrate content, but contains a lot of active protein, immune ball Protein and other ingredients that are good for your baby should be given to your child.
At the beginning of the birth of a newborn, the body has immunoglobulins obtained from the mother’s placenta, but these immunoglobulins are only temporarily protective, and they are consumed in about nine months. The newborn’s own immune system was immature six months ago and lacked enough protective antibodies. The baby will also make some antibodies after birth, but it will not reach the protective standard until nine months or even one year old. At this time, the mother’s milk is a natural barrier to protect the baby from the virus, especially colostrum, like the first vaccination for newborn babies.
The beginning of milk secretion is subject to a process of change. Some mothers begin to secrete colostrum in the third trimester or before the birth. More mothers begin to secrete after production. The sooner the newborn sucks the mother’s nipple, the more beneficial the early secretion of milk. International Breast Milk Association recommends that in the absence of physical and pathological conditions, the child should be sent to the mother’s nipple within a few minutes after birth to start sucking. Even if you can’t see or feel the milk secretion, there are still colostrums entering your baby’s body.
Your real milk appears within two to five days after delivery. Before that, the baby got colostrum. In a week, your milk is in a transitional phase, from basically colostrum to essentially milk. It takes about ten days to fourteen days to stabilize your milk and become a mature milk.
Q: Every time I feed, I see my milk is gray color, very light, the old man said that my milk is too thin, not good, not enough baby, let me wean, change Feeding powder. Why is breast milk not as white and thick as milk powder?
A: What you see is “pre-milk”, most of the ingredients are water, which is to quench your baby (this is why breast-feeding children do not need extra water). The more the baby eats, the thicker the breast milk is. In the end, it will secrete the cream like “after milk”, which is to give the baby a hungry. Breast milk will automatically adjust each secretion according to the baby’s growth, to meet the baby’s needs. Milk powder is the same, no change, and contains too much fat and protein, leaving a hidden danger to your baby’s future health. Don’t compare breast milk with milk powder – breast milk is for small babies, milk is for calf scorpion, your baby is not sirloin, and sirloin is born, so you need more fat and protein.